What do you considered the most overpriced products?

63dot

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and apple

...but the last one i have no problem paying extra for :)
 

beatsme

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any iPod accessory

Gibson Les Paul
I've got one, and it sure is nice, but yeesh it cost me a fortune.
 

elfin buddy

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beatsme said:
any iPod accessory

Gibson Les Paul
I've got one, and it sure is nice, but yeesh it cost me a fortune.
With emphasis placed on Apple-branded iPod accessories...might as well just buy another iPod, rather than buying socks, an AC adapter, a dock, and a remote :rolleyes:

EDIT: Oooo oooo!!! Pick me! I have another one! Computer repair shops who charge $50 for a "diagnostic" (i.e., looking at it, saying "Why yes, you do have a problem with your computer!")
 

Kernow

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Not sure if it's a "product" as such, but it is certainly over priced...

I was going to go home to Cornwall this weekend, but a standard open return on the train is £205. I flew to Barcelona recently for less. :eek:
 

Queso

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Kernow said:
I was going to go home to Cornwall this weekend, but a standard open return on the train is £205. I flew to Barcelona recently for less. :eek:
Ah, the privatised British railway system. So cost effective, so efficient, and so safe to boot. Could you hire a car and drive down? It'd be cheaper than £205.
 

FleurDuMal

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I second Sony. Premimum price, no better quality.

McDonalds/Burger King/KFC/etc - their meals are very dear (£4-5) if you consider the crap quality of the food and the fact that they aren't that big. My local chippy does a huge portion of sausage and chips for a quarter of the price.

Sky Television - I don't understand why people pay £30 a month to see more repeats :confused:
 

FleurDuMal

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Kernow said:
I was going to go home to Cornwall this weekend, but a standard open return on the train is £205. I flew to Barcelona recently for less. :eek:
Wow! And I thought £40 (with a Railcard) for Manchester to London was dear!

In Europe, for £200, you could get unlimited travel over several countries for up to a month!
 

aquajet

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Bose
college textbooks
parts department at my local VW dealership
US penny

Almost forgot...that Sex on the Beach I had last weekend.
 

beatsme

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aquajet said:
Bose
college textbooks
parts department at my local VW dealership
US penny
I'm with you on Bose. I've got a pair of Bose speakers, and boy are they nice, but like the Les Paul jeez were they ever expensive.

re: auto parts
I had to get the power window unit replaced on my erstwhile Ford Probe (which was, mechanically, a Mazda 626)...$350 in parts, $190 for the motor and $140 for the godd@m bracket.
 

Stampyhead

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FleurDuMal said:
My local chippy does a huge portion of sausage and chips for a quarter of the price.
Mmm, sausage and chips. That sounds good right now. I wish we could get that kind of stuff here in the US. McDonalds et al is cheaper here, but who wants it?
P.S. I take it from your username that you're a fan of Beaudelaire?
 

emw

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Anything at the movies, especially popcorn and soft drinks.

Game consoles. Of course, that's just because the value I personally place on them is so low. :p
 

Peterkro

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Kernow said:
Not sure if it's a "product" as such, but it is certainly over priced...

I was going to go home to Cornwall this weekend, but a standard open return on the train is £205. I flew to Barcelona recently for less. :eek:
If you want to travel with the poor Plymouth is £12 return with Megabus.

From that there London.
 

aquajet

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beatsme said:
I'm with you on Bose. I've got a pair of Bose speakers, and boy are they nice
I don't even think they're nice. I've yet to hear a set of Bose speakers that sound good.
 

beatsme

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aquajet said:
I don't even think they're nice. I've yet to hear a set of Bose speakers that sound good.
I like them, but I grant you that speaker preference is a purely personal thing. To me they sound really warm and musical, but that's just me.

Infinity makes some nice speakers, too...IMHO
 

mkrishnan

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I think lots of stuff in premium audio is over-priced. I understand that a lot of it is over-priced because of limitations in niche manufacturing, development costs, and materials, but I still think it's insane. Although it's a sliding scale... I do like the Bose speakers I own, although I don't use them right now (in favor of some old floor standing ones we had that looked better in the room! :eek: :eek: ... so now my Bose bookshelfs and my Cambridge satellite system are both sitting in boxes....

As far as products *I* actually buy though... the water I like. I *love* Evian. It's worth the money to me, but it cracks me up how much cheaper soda is than Evian... :rolleyes:
 

BoyBach

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FleurDuMal said:
Sky Television - I don't understand why people pay £30 a month to see more repeats :confused:

And then they charge an extra £8 just to watch a single live game of football :mad: